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Islands of Indonesia

Got a hankering to see five Indonesian islands? On Komodo, youll spot the eponymous dragons and on Flores you'll soak up the beautiful scenery and make friends with the denizens of Ngada village. And theres so much more waiting for you on Bali and Lombok: Visiting tobacco plantations of Tetebatu, climbing towering volcanoes, and digging your feet into the white sand of pristine beaches in Gili Islands. With hotels, transport, and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure still allows plenty of free time to create your own highlights.


Duration: 22 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 144996
Starts: Denpasar, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will visit
  • Sanur
  • Sanur

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Sanur

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Sanur/Labuan Bajo (1B)

The small fishing village on the island of Flores, Labuan Bajo, is an idyllic setting. Wander the town, check out the beaches and watch for flying fox bats at dusk.

Transport:
Local bus (0.75 hour(s))
On arrival in Flores, transfer to the hotel by van.
Plane (1.50 hour(s))

03

Day 3: Labuan Bajo (1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy lunch and snorkelling at Pantai Merah. Return to Labuan Bajo as the sun sets with an included dinner on board.

Included Activities:
Rinca & Komodo Island Boat Trip

04

Day 4: Labuan Bajo/Ruteng (1B)

Drive inland to Ruteng and take in the stunning surrounding mountains. Check out the local markets in the area and eat some delicious local food. Opt to visit Liang Bua or hike around the rice paddies.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Ruteng is in a basic guesthouse.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 120km)

05

Day 5: Ruteng/Bajawa (1B)

Drive to Bajawa and marvel at the gorgeous mountain views. In the afternoon, opt to visit Malanage Hot Springs.

Additional Notes:
Accommodation in Bajawa is in a basic guesthouse.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 145km)

06

Day 6: Bajawa/Ende (1B)

Head out to Ngada Village to meet with the local tribe and learn more about the traditional architecture and way of life.

Included Activities:
Ngada Village Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 125km)

07

Day 7: Ende (1B)

Enjoy stopping in local villages on the way to Bena. Visit the multi-coloured volcanic crater lakes of Kelimutu. Explore Bena village and enjoy the natural surrounding beauty before heading back to Ende for the evening.

Included Activities:
Kelimutu Volcanic Crater Visit
Bena Village Visit

Transport:
Spend a full day driving to different spots in the area, jumping out and exploring along the way.
Private Vehicle

08

Day 8: Ende/Sanur (1B)

Catch a flight back to Bali. Enjoy another night in paradise.

Transport:
Travel about 15 mins to the airport in Flores and another 45 mins upon arrival in Bali.
Plane (2.00 hour(s))

09

Day 9: Sanur (1B)

New travellers may join the tour today. You are welcome to join them for an optional welcome dinner in the evening.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

10

Day 10: Sanur/Munduk (1B, 1D)

Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at Munduk for the night. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.

Included Activities:
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Visit
Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 30km)
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 35km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 15km)

11

Day 11: Munduk/Kintamani (1B)

Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale.

Included Activities:
Local Hot Springs Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 70km)

12

Day 12: Kintamani/Ubud (1B, 1L)

Visit the Besakih Temple complex for a glimpse at the 14th-century structures. Continue on to Ubud with plenty of free time to do exactly what suits you.

Included Activities:
Senang Hati Foundation Lunch
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 35km)

13

Day 13: Ubud (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets.

14

Day 14: Ubud/Candidasa (1B)

Visit Bersakih Temple and then journey to Candidasa – a superb beach location – perfect for relaxing. Opt to go snorkelling.

Included Activities:
Besakih Temple Complex

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 43km)

15

Day 15: Candidasa (1B)

New travellers may join today for the Lombok portion of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

16

Day 16: Candidasa/Kuta (1B)

Arrive at the shores of Lombok and head to a traditional Sasak village. Meet the locals and learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continue on to Kuta for the night.

Transport:
Ferry
Stop to visit a Sasak village on the way.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 50km)

17

Day 17: Kuta (1B)

Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or to relax on the beach.

18

Day 18: Kuta/Senggigi (1B)

Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. Travel through parts of the forest on the slopes of the Rinjani Mountains.

Included Activities:
Easy Trekking

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 60km)
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 60km)

19

Day 19: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan (1B)

Drive to Senaru and visit the Pusuk Monkey Forest. Later, make your way to a secluded waterfall with time for a quick swim.

Drive to the coast and hop a ferry to Gili and settle in for a few days on the islands. The Gilis are paradise incarnate with a tiny population, no cars, and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Additional Notes:
Please note there is limited fresh water available on the Gilis and electricity is supplied by generators. Showers use salt water and rooms are typically fan-cooled (no air conditioning).

Included Activities:
Pusuk Monkey Forest Visit
Sendang Gila Waterfall Swim

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Ferry (0.50 hour(s))

20

Day 20: Gili Trawangan (1B)

Enjoy a half-day snorkelling trip before free time to go diving, horseback riding, or try some yoga.

Included Activities:
Snorkelling

21

Day 21: Gili Trawangan/Sanur (1B)

Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

Transport:
Ferry (2.00 hour(s), 65km)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 40km)

22

Day 22: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Boat trip to Komodo and Rinca islands
    • Ngada village experience
    • Kelimutu volcanic crater visit
    • Moni village visit
    • Hot springs and Lake Bratan temple visit
    • Highlands of Kintamani visit
    • Mt Batur view
    • Local Indonesian meal experience
    • Besakih Temple visit
    • Ubud orientation walk
    • Lunch at the Senang Hati Foundation
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
    • Beach time in Candidasa
    • Sasak village visit
    • Snorkelling trip
    • Easy trekking in Tetebatu
    • Pusuk Monkey Forest visit
    • Sendang Gila Waterfall swim
    • Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/simple guesthouses (21 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 21 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van, public bus, boat, ferry, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Look for Komodo dragons in the wild
  • Meet the friendly people of Ngada village
  • Explore Hindu temples
  • Visit the tobacco plantations of Tetebatu
  • Savour Balinese cuisine
  • Snorkel vibrant reefs and dig your feet into white sand.